June 26, 2010 |
Jury selection was completed yesterday for the trial of two men accused of murdering Philadelphia Police Sgt. Stephen Liczbinski in 2008. In addition to 12 jurors, four alternates were selected by prosecution and defense attorneys during a process that began June 7. If convicted of first-degree murder, Eric D. Floyd, 35, and Levon T. Warner, 41, could be sentenced to death. Liczbinski, 39, was shot to death May 3, 2008, while trying to stop the defendants and gunman Howard Cain as they fled a Port Richmond bank they had robbed.
October 8, 2008 |
Amid heightened security - including two rows of large, water-filled orange barriers in front of the federal courthouse and the presence of a parked Camden City police car with its emergency lights flashing - jury selection moved forward yesterday in the Fort Dix terrorism trial. Additional security measures included an electronic monitor designed to sense explosives and a metal detector, both at the fourth-floor entrance to the courtroom where the trial will be held. The precautions were not lost on one of the potential jurors, who said security concerns had given her pause about serving on the panel.
June 5, 1990 |
Jury selection in the Sean Daily murder trial has been going on for a week now, and at times has been more grueling for those dismissed than for those chosen. A young woman left the courtroom in tears one day last week after she was compelled to reveal she had once attempted suicide. The same day, a man who had acknowledged seeking psychological counseling said that he did so after his young son was killed last year in a traffic accident. Both he and the woman were dismissed by agreement of the prosecutor and the defense attorneys.
January 13, 2004 |
Once a fierce NBA rebounder and wisecracking TV commentator, Jayson Williams is now a defendant who hopes to avoid a long prison sentence in the shooting death of a limo driver. Jury selection from an expected pool of 300 begins today and might last until the end of the month. The manslaughter trial was moved to a neighboring county in New Jersey because of publicity. Williams, 35, has been free on bail. His lawyers maintain the fatal shooting at his estate nearly 2 years ago was accidental.
May 13, 1986 |
Jury selection began yesterday in the $1.32 billion antitrust lawsuit filed against the National Football League by the rival United States Football League. Potential jurors in U.S. District Court were questioned about their educational and work backgrounds and about their knowledge of football, other sports, television and antitrust law. The USFL lawsuit accuses the NFL of violating federal antitrust law by "tying up" all three major television networks with contracts to carry NFL games.
October 11, 1995 |
"Let's talk about Mark Fuhrman," attorney Anderson D. Harkov said, looking across the courtroom at the man in the jury box. But this courtroom was not in Los Angeles, it was in the Burlington County Courthouse in Mount Holly. The O.J. Simpson trial, which invaded the nation's psyche, is now invading a local courtroom, as lawyers try to pick a jury for the capital murder trial of James Clausell. Clausell, 32, is accused of the 1984 killing of a Willingboro man. After weeks of delays, the trial resumed yesterday as lawyers began questioning potential jurors in the case.
June 5, 1990 |
The shouts of those who would re-elect Mayor Marion Barry and those who would boot him from office bounced off the front of the U.S. courthouse here yesterday, while inside, the difficult process of selecting an impartial jury to hear the drug and perjury case against the mayor began. Trying to keep the trial as free as possible from the high emotions the case has generated, a pool of 250 potential jurors was asked to answer a 25- page survey containing 69 questions. The questionnaire sought opinions on everything from the use of undercover sting operations, which the government used in January to catch Barry smoking crack, to whether a defendant's request for "divine forgiveness" would affect a finding of guilt or innocence.